A vibrant after work hangout, weekend party spot and relaxed dining spot at the same stroke, The Long Acre is many different things to many different people. Stop by after work and enjoy some evening cocktails, and don't be surprised to find yourself hanging around long into the night.
Amazing Bars in Covent Garden
From the Apple Market and Piazza all the way down to Seven Dials, Covent Garden isn't just in the heart of the city, it is the heart of the city. From independent shops and hidden cocktail bars to the London Transport Museum if you're all about those trains, it's a non-stop destination for what the best of the city has to offer. And if you're thirsty while you're there? It's golden for that too. From boozy bars just shy of Soho to romantic bars, we've found the best places to drink in Covent Garden right below...
The Escapologist is an intriguing hangout that pays homage to the erratic behaviour and mythical reputation of the infamous Baron. This basement bar is based at the HQ of the secret society that ran Victorian London and promises great times, sharing cocktails and cheese-drenched boards.
Inamo is the tech-savvy Londoner's best mate. Head here for a unique experience as head chef Jon Claro knocks up a menu of delightful pan-Asian grub, you can share out some sushi and some smaller tapas plates, then head downstairs to the intimate bar area for Asian-inspired cocktails.
The sister venue to the Mayfair Bar and Mayfair Kitchen, this charming bar in Covent Garden have a stunning range of cocktails mixed by expert mixologists, including some great Pisco Sours and Lima Collins to accompany plates of vibrant Peruvian cuisine.
One of the most unique bars in Covent Garden, Grays & Feather is slick sparkling wine specialist perfect for date nights, days out and after-work drinks. While it might be the eye-catching interiors that get you through the door, it's their extensive selection of international fizz that will keep you there for hours.
When it comes to bars in the West End, BrewDog has it all. From 20 taps serving the best craft beer on draught, as well as, a function room which provides a space for private parties and exclusive events, this is a great multi-purpose space.
One of the slickest bars in Covent Garden, this St Martins Lane bar and restaurant offers some of the most innovative mixology in the area. Head in for the chance to sample some of their signature sips, whether it be a fizzer, a smoker, or one that lights up.
A favourite for their signature martini, Dirty Martini's Covent Garden joint is a low lit lair of cool graphic artwork, teal accented furnishings and dark finished woods. If you are looking for drinks in a stylish and buzzy atmosphere then this could be the one for you.
Located in the basement of Lima Floral, this hidden gem is bringing Latin American flavours to Covent Garden. Head down for a stunning selection of cocktails, with Mexican mezcal, Brazilian cachaca and Venezuelan all at the forefront.
Escape the buzz of Covent Garden and enter into the entirely different Spanish-flavoured buzz of Salvador & Amanda. Authentic tapas, cocktails and sangria fuse in a whirlwind of lively fiesta and an amorous atmosphere when this basement restaurant turns into a DJ-led party bar in the evening.
Created by the successful group behind the Nightjar, Swift is a cocktail bar that's forever changed the way we think of a 'quick drink'. The fast paced team of mixologists use a vast collection of exotic ingredients to serve their guests truly intriguing concoctions.
Head underneath Covent Garden and you'll find a real place of temptation and indulgence. This Garden of Eden is a basement bar that serves up hedonistic cocktails in a luxurious setting – and they're known to host amazing live music too.
From acrobatic burlesque acts through to masterful cocktails, Circus puts on the whole show when it comes to drinking in Covent Garden. The bar and restaurant is full of surprises with DJs soundtracking until 2am, entertainment in all forms and delicious Pan-Asian cuisine.
Sway is an impressive all-in-one Covent Garden bar that's perfect for colleagues, partners and groups of mates alike. This way for sumptuous drinks and hearty comfort food dishes in a NYC styled party atmosphere; there's plenty of DJs and dancing to look forward to.
Blame Gloria is a mayhem of seriously fun atmosphere and masterful mixology when it comes to their cocktails. Set in a basement of exposed brick archways, this Covent Garden resident is an underground playground of classic party tunes, cheap, cheerful drinks deals and all round fun.
Wizards of cocktail conjuring and whipping up a playground atmosphere, Be At One at the Lyceum and Russell Street never fail to deliver. Cool staff up for a good laugh, plenty of party vibes and one hella hefty happy hour that'll have you guzzling cocktails all night.
Sat right in the heart of Covent Garden this great bar and restaurant offers a stunning selection of wines, alongside a tasty food menu and one of the most buzzing atmospheres in the area. Topping it off is the indoor-outdoor terrace, perfect for summer cocktail sipping.
Nestled in the heart of theatreland, 28-50 Covent Garden is a stunning floral escape from bustling central London. Head here to explore their menu of seasonal specials, inspired by the flavours of Europe, with on-site sommeliers creating the perfect wine list to pair with your meal.
A cool blend of both secret bar and hotel bar, Blind Spot at St Martins Lane is perfect for those wanting discreet and delicious drinks. From strong serves to the classics, this dimly-lit location promises a luxe cocktail experience just shy of the main strip.
This basement bar is the perfect hideaway for a good old belly-laugh with the lads, a giggle with the girls or even a cheek-aching chuckle with a date. Let these geniuses mess with your funny bones, and with mix of huge names like Jack Whitehall and rising stars on the circuit.
Sitting pretty above one of London's best boutique hotels, Radio Rooftop is one of the most sought after bars in Covent Garden. With delicious cocktails and stunning views across the city, it's a perfect spot for a date night or a special occasion.